Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Book Talk: Erbelding’s "Rescue Board"

This Monday, Monday, January 29, 2018, 4:00pm-5:30pm, in the Woodrow Wilson Center 6th Floor Moynihan Boardroom, the Washington History Seminar convenes for Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America’s Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe
US Holocaust Memorial Museum historian Rebecca Erbelding’s Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America's Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe, based on a decade of research, is the first (non-self-published) study of the War Refugee Board, created by FDR in January 1944 to save the lives of Jews and other persecuted minorities during the Holocaust. Though the WRB’s work has often been relegated to the end of larger tomes of American indifference, Erbelding argues that the WRB staff were passionate and creative, saved tens of thousands of lives, and should be an example for today.